Category: Doctors

Dr. John Crumley



Dr. John Crumley was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and worked in several veterinary clinics during the summer months before moving away to St. Petersburg, FL. He attended Eckerd College and studied biology and chemistry while working in several research and rehabilitation laboratories for marine wildlife. He attended veterinary school at the University of California at Davis and graduated in 2000. After graduation, Dr. Crumley moved to Bend, OR and became an associate veterinarian at the High Desert Veterinary Hospital. There he provided care for dogs, cats, horses, llamas, and many exotic species at the High Desert Museum. He joined Baring Blvd Veterinary Hospital in January of 2002 as an associate and became at partner in 2006. Currently, He is serving as president elect of the Nevada Veterinary Medical Association. His special interests include ultrasound diagnostics, cancer medicine, internal medicine, laparoscopic surgery, and endoscopy.




Dr. Bob Baker

Dr. Bob Baker been here at Baring Blvd. Veterinary Hospital since 1993. He received his B.S. in Animal Biology from U.N.L.V. and his D.V.M. from Colorado State University. Dr. Baker also did a 4 year post-doctoral study at Colorado State University in the critical care unit. At Baring, Dr. Baker is director of medical services and enjoys oncology, ultrasound diagnostics, laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures and emergency medicine. When he is not at work, you will find him spending time with his family, both two and four legged. He also enjoys fishing, wood working, and almost anything outdoors.

Dr. Andy Burnett

I was born in Seattle, Washington and spent my childhood in California. After moving to Reno and graduating from Reno High School, I attended Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo and UNR. I graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. After graduation we moved back to Sparks where I joined with Dr. Gerry Meyers in a veterinary practice. I opened Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital in 1980. I have been “retired” from practice for 9 years but play an active role in the management duties at the hospital. My wife, Judy and I were married in 1965. We have two sons, A.G. and Scott, and four grandchildren. Judy and I enjoy spending time with our family. My hobbies include riding my mountain and road bikes, fly fishing, and hunting with my English Pointer, Cal.

Dr. Ron Sandoval

Dr. Sandoval was born in El Paso, Texas when his father was stationed at Biggs Air Force Base. His fathers career with the Federal Aviation Administration necessitated several moves throughout the western United States until the family made their permanent home in Sparks, Nevada. Dr. Sandoval attended Bishop Manogue Catholic High School; graduated with honors from the University of Nevada-Reno, and subsequently was accepted by The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. (His mother and brother; Governor Brian Sandoval also graduated from The Ohio State University–his mother with a Ph.D. from the College of Education and his brother with a JD from the College of Law.) In 1986, after graduating with honors, he moved to Minden, Nevada to practice at Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. In 1999, he became partner and hospital director of Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital. As hospital director, Dr. Sandoval continues to see a limited number of patients. Additionally, his special interest is in canine reproduction. He enjoys camaraderie with the Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital veterinarians and staff. He and his wife Dottie have five children: Dillon, Chris, Kelly, Tori, and Ryan. His free time is spent in family activities, road cycling, tennis, and audio equipment.

Dr. Kim Luikart

Dr. Kim Luikart was born and raised in Reno and received her undergraduate degree at The University of Nevada, Reno. She then spent the next 5 years as an elephant trainer at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo and at John Ascuaga’s Nugget with Bertha and Angel. She attended veterinary school at UC Davis. During and for several years after obtaining her veterinary degree, she performed veterinary duties at Six Flags and volunteered with CA Fish and Game working with wildlife such as bighorn sheep, deer, and elk. She practiced for 3 years in Sacramento at a small animal/exotics practice before returning home to Reno. Dr Luikart enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 dogs. Her twins, Rita and Jackson, were born in July 2009, and now occupy all her spare time! Dr. Luikart became a partner in the practice in 2011.

Dr. Jackie Pulver

I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2000. My husband and I moved from Tennessee to Reno, NV in 2000. I started my career in large animal medicine but soon realized that I needed something different. I started practicing medicine at Baring Blvd Vet Hospital in 2003. Since then, I have developed and enjoyment of companion pet medicine, and especially dentistry.In my free time I am busy being mom for my two daughters. I also enjoy paddleboarding, hiking, camping, gardening, and biking in the summer. In the winter, my family and I are at the ski hill several days a week. We have two cats, Vesper and Mr Mao, and two horses, Imp and Looker.

Dr. Anne Dayton

Dr. Anne Dayton was born & raised in the Reno/Sparks area, attending local schools including Reed High Schoool. She planned on becoming a veterinarian at the age of 5. Anne received a BS with Honors in both Biology & Veterinary Science from UNR and Graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State Veterinary School. She Externed at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and was selected for a prestigious internship at West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group (one of the first large private specialty practices), where her interest in surgery blossomed. Moved back to Reno after finishing education to join Baring Boulevard Veterinary hospital in 1987, where she has been ever since. She has a special interest in surgery-both orthopedic & soft tissue. Anne Became a partner in the practice in 1999.

Dr Laura Leautier

Dr. Laura Leautier was raised in the small town of Milton, West Virginia. After high school graduation, she headed off to Ohio State University, where she obtained her undergraduate (Zoology ‘87) and veterinary degrees (DVM ’91). She practiced in Greensboro, NC for a year and a half before moving to Reno, where she joined us at Baring in May of 1993. She also works part-time as a technical editor for the journal Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests at Baring include preventative care, dentistry, general surgery, and reproductive medicine.

Dr. Ben Davidson

Dr. Ben Davidson grew up in the San Diego area, but always escaped to the mountains for vacation, so ending up here was a foregone conclusion. He earned his bachelors and veterinary degree from UC Davis. After finishing he completed an internship in emergency/ critical care, medicine and neurology at Washington State University. His professional interests include emergency/  critical care and internal medicine. Dr. Davidson became a partner in the practice in 2011.

Dr. Michelle Nguyen

Dr. Michelle Nguyen was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.  She started her undergraduate studies at Washington State University in Animal Sciences.  After her junior year, she was accepted to WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation, she sought a drier and sunnier climate, and now calls the Reno-Tahoe area her home.  In her free time, she enjoys skiing, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with Tim, her three dogs, and two cats.  Her professional interests include dermatology, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and emergency and critical care.